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Iron Shore - thoughts on these boots?

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by rhwestfall, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    These are for sailing, but look interesting...

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    Anyone have any experience with them with diving?
     
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    Never seen them, but it looks like they have a smooth sole to avoid marring the deck. I would think a more textured sole would be better for iron shore.
     
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  4. BrackaFish

    BrackaFish Angel Fish

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    Ironshore is really hard on booties, so be sure and get some with a hard sole. I use both 4th Element and Henderson. With the 4th Element I have to go up a fin size, but with the Henderson I can use the same fins as with my soft booties.
     
  5. Soloist

    Soloist Solo Diver

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    I see you posted to the thread below regarding the Altama Maritime Assault Mid Boots. Did you look into these boots? I’m curious because I have decided to buy pair from eBay when my size is available. Thanks!

    Converse All-Stars (Chuck’s) for diving
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    no purchases made... I continue looking... undecided....
     
  7. Soloist

    Soloist Solo Diver

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    I bought some heavy duty lace up dive boots from my local dive shop. They had massive elevated soles of a hiking boot, so I thought these would be perfect for Bonaire. I couldn’t even begin to get those freaking things into my XL Mares Quattro fins. The Altama Maritime slide in like butter. Looks like the Zhik boots are very low profile too.
     
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  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Yeah, kind of a nice thing for warm water shore diving. Big foot pockets mean big fins, which mean size and weight for travel. I have a pair of fins I like to use that are limited by foot pocket. These look like a solution... I wear a US men's size 12, so the smallest for my feet is already a big fin...

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    My favorite fins are a size or two down from my usual size because I am in a very thin sock and water shoe in an attempt to not be into bigger fins.....

    I like these fins (Black Camo SP Jets)..... the cool factor, and the propulsion they provide...

    YMMV
     
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